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Ontario Power Generation Referendum Reminder

Saturday, June 14, 2008 • 9am – 6pm

ONTARIO POWER GENERATION PROPOSED SETTLEMENT AGREEMENT

St. Regis Recreation Center (Kanatakon)
Snye Recreation Center (Tsi Snaihne)
Tri-District Elders Lodge (Kawehnoke)

by NationTalk on June 5, 20081486 Views

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NTI Concerned About the Fate of The Inuit Language Protection Act

NR 08-23 LAN ENG – For Immediate Release

(June 2, 2008 – – Iqaluit, Nunavut) The agenda for the sitting of the Legislative Assembly indicates that the Official Languages Act, Bill 6, will tentatively be read a third time during this sitting, without any reference to the Inuit Language Protection Act, Bill 7. This has Nunavut Tunngavik Inc. concerned about the fate of Bill 7.

by NationTalk on June 5, 20081457 Views

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Canada’s free spirit reins it in – Winnipeg Free Press

Canada’s free spirit reins it in
Purgatory in Poland taught valuable lesson

By: Ashley Prest
Updated: June 5

From high maintenance to high performance, Dallas Soonias is on a journey to be the best he can be and he’s taking Canada’s national men’s volleyball team with him.

http://www.winnipegfreepress.com/sports/amateur/story/4182422p-4771996c.html

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Media advisory – 1000 Crosses to be Delivered to Stephen Harper: Vigil to Support InSite on Parliament Hill – June 5

OTTAWA, June 5 – Supporters of InSite, Vancouver’s supervised injection facility will hold a Vigil at 4 PM EST, Thursday, June 5, on Parliament Hill to recognize the lives saved at the facility. The event will culminate the cross Canada journey by Insite supporter Leah Martin to deliver crosses originally planted in Crab Park of Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside that symbolize the lives of people with addictions saved in the facility by nurses and healthcare workers. The crosses illustrate “something that doctors and nurses have known for years: addiction is a health-care matter and InSite is a vital part of how our health-care system helps to prevent tragic overdoses” says Liz Evans, Executive Director of the PHS Community Services Society.

by NationTalk on June 5, 2008875 Views

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Local Family Violence and Bullying Prevention Projects Benefit from $3 Million in Provincial Funding

June 5, 2008

Fund promotes community co-ordination and action

Edmonton… Individuals, families and communities across the province are sharing $3 million from the Government of Alberta in support of their local efforts to find solutions to family violence and bullying.

by NationTalk on June 5, 2008919 Views

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Execs in hot water over ducks – Canoe.ca

Execs in hot water over ducks

Thu, June 5, 2008

FORT McMURRAY — Syncrude Canada executives were on the hotseat in Fort Chipewyan when they tried to explain why an estimated 500 ducks died on one of the company’s oilsands tailings ponds in early May.

http://calsun.canoe.ca/News/Alberta/2008/06/05/5776596-sun.html

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National Geographic Explorer-in-Residence Wade Davis opens Centennial College Symposium on Heritage Tourism Strategies, June 9 & 10 in Toronto

TORONTO, June 4 – “Maintaining the integrity of culture is not an act of sentimentality; it’s not an act of nostalgia, it’s much more than an act of human rights. It’s about maintaining the integrity of civilization itself,” declares National Geographic Explorer-In-Residence and cultural heritage expert Wade Davis, who has established an international reputation as one of the world’s most articulate and influential advocates for the preservation and protection of the world’s cultures.

by NationTalk on June 5, 20082824 Views

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Natives challenge projects – Canoe.ca

Natives challenge projects

Thu, June 5, 2008

EDMONTON — A tiny aboriginal community wants to force Alberta to consult with First Nations in a meaningful way before approving oilsands projects that native leaders say threaten their traditional way of life.

http://calsun.canoe.ca/News/Alberta/2008/06/05/5776586-sun.html

by NationTalk on June 5, 20081278 Views

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Gilbert Bellegarde released from custody – Leader Post

Gilbert Bellegarde released from custody

Leader-Post staff, The Leader-Post
Published: Thursday, June 05, 2008

One of two men facing a first-degree murder charge in the death of Amber Tara-Lynn Redman was released from custody on Wednesday.

http://www.canada.com/reginaleaderpost/news/story.html?id=3eaf4b0f-a7d7-47a0-88f0-ed65c74f7042

by NationTalk on June 5, 2008912 Views

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SaskSmart Innovations Fund Accepting Proposals

News Release – June 5, 2008

Approximately $900,000 is available to help Saskatchewan communities address literacy challenges through the SaskSmart Innovations Fund. The Literacy Office of the Ministry of Education will be accepting proposals for funding from organizations until June 23.

by NationTalk on June 5, 2008730 Views

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Dock Upgrade Study Funded In Attawapiskat – #955195

News Release
Ministry of Northern Development and Mines
June 05, 2008 – 086

McGuinty Government Commits To Improving Efficiency Of Community Dock

NEWS

Attawapiskat First Nation is looking to maximize the economic and business development potential of its maritime shipping facilities.

by NationTalk on June 5, 2008831 Views

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XXVII Keewaywin Conference

CONSTANCE LAKE FIRST NATION
AUGUST 12, 13, & 14, 2008

Grand Entry

As part of the NAN XXVII Keewayin Conference this year, Nishnawbe Aski Nation (NAN) will have a Grand Entry the morning of Day One, leading to the commencement of the meeting. NAN invites all of their respected Chiefs to partake in the Grand Entry with their First Nation’s flag. Staffs and flag poles will be provided for each First Nation flag and will remain in the meeting room for the duration of the Conference.

by NationTalk on June 5, 20082533 Views

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First Agreement Signed For Burnaby Aboriginal Success

NEWS RELEASE
For Immediate Release
2008EDU0070-000853
June 4, 2008

Ministry of Education

BURNABY – Aboriginal leaders and Burnaby school district representatives were joined today by Burquitlam MLA Harry Bloy, Burnaby North MLA Richard Lee and Burnaby-Willingdon MLA John Nuraney as the district’s first Aboriginal education enhancement agreement to help improve Aboriginal student achievement was signed.

by NationTalk on June 5, 20081017 Views

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Barlow to Challenge Shell over Environmental Record

MEDIA RELEASE
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
June 02, 2008

Toronto – Recipient of the Canadian Environment Award’s Citation of Lifetime Acheivement award, Maude Barlow will use a portion of her keynote address to highlight the impacts of the petrochemical industry on the environment and health, particularly of First Nations communities, in Canada.

by NationTalk on June 5, 2008971 Views

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Approved Projects for 2006-2007 – Northern Contaminants Program

List of funding projects by the Northern Contaminants Program for 2006-2007.

– Table of Contents
– Human Health
– Environmental Trends Related to Human Health and International Controls
– Education and Communications
– National and Regional Coordination

Date: 2006-2007

Approved Projects for 2006-2007
(61 Kb, 5 Pages)

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National Meeting of Canada’s Largest Women’s Organization to Focus on Issues of Sustainability in the Lives of Women

TORONTO, June 4 – Critical issues of sustainability in the lives of women will be the focal point of YWCA Canada’s 116th Annual Membership Meeting, taking place in Vancouver, British Columbia, June 6-8. The meeting will be attended by YWCA leaders from all over Canada and around the world. It is the most important gathering of the year for the YWCA, the oldest and largest multi-service women’s organization in Canada.

by NationTalk on June 5, 20081958 Views

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Another Truckload of New Shoes For the Needy

TORONTO, June 4 – The Two/Ten Foundation of Canada will hand over another truckload of new shoes and boots to the Salvation Army on Tuesday, June 10th. at 11.00 AM at the Granite Ridge Golf Course in Milton prior to their fund raising Golf Event.

by NationTalk on June 5, 20081930 Views

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Paul Dewar and the NDP present: “Justice for Aboriginal Women”

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE June 4, 2008 A Fundraiser for the Kelly Morrisseau Education Fund OTTAWA – NDP MP Paul Dewar will present “Justice for Aboriginal Women” on Tuesday, June 10, at St Paul University Auditorium. The event will take place the evening before the Government of Canada officially apologizes for the pain and suffering caused […]

by NationTalk on June 5, 20083349 Views

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Lasting Prosperity Within Reach For Saskatchewan: TD Economics

Attention News and Business Editors: Key findings of the Saskatchewan report will be delivered by TD’s Chief Economist, Don Drummond, at two luncheon addresses: Regina Chamber of Commerce (June 4) and Saskatoon Chamber of Commerce (June 5). He is available to media following both speeches.

But “heavy lifting remains” as province confronts an array of challenges

REGINA – Economists from TD Bank believe Saskatchewan has never been in a better position to enjoy long-term prosperity. In a report published today, co-authors Don Drummond and Derek Burleton examine the province’s opportunities and challenges for growth.

by NationTalk on June 5, 20081579 Views

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Harry Winston Diamond Corporation Announces First Quarter Fiscal 2009 Results

TORONTO, June 4 – Harry Winston Diamond Corporation (TSX: HW; NYSE: HWD) today reported first quarter results for the period ending April 30, 2008. The Company recorded an increase in consolidated sales for the quarter of 10%, generating an 18% increase in gross margin and a 10% increase in consolidated earnings from operations compared to the results of the first quarter of the prior year. Consolidated quarterly sales totalled $156.1 million with earnings from operations of $39.6 million compared to $141.4 million and $36.0 million, respectively, for the comparable quarter of the prior year.

by NationTalk on June 5, 20081263 Views

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The Public Sector Aboriginal Business Association (PSABA) is pleased to announce its official launching

It is a pleasure to introduce you to the Public Sector Aboriginal Business Association (PSABA). PSABA is a national non-profit membership association recently established and is a proud supporter of Aboriginal economic development initiatives. The association recognizes the involvement of Aboriginal peoples in the development of Canada’s economy. PSABA has been building a nationwide campaign increasing awareness of its association. PSABA is committed to providing members with opportunities for support, networking, and professional development. PSABA was developed to:

by NationTalk on June 5, 20083039 Views

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Maude Barlow receives Citation of Lifetime Achievement; Challenges Shell over Environmental Record

June 2, 2008

It is an enormous honour to stand before you tonight to receive this award and I thank Canadian Geographic and all of the other sponsors for it from the bottom of my heart. I am especially honoured to share this award with former recipients such as David Suzuki, Sheila Watt-Cloutier and Robert Bateman, all heroes and role models for me. It is important for me to say right away that I accept this award only on the understanding that it really belongs to a movement of “justice warriors” here in Canada and around the world and it is in their name that I receive this tribute. I also want to congratulate my fellow award winners here tonight. You represent the best in our country.

by NationTalk on June 5, 20081391 Views

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Canadians Expected Change, but Health Council of Canada says Many Hopes for Health Care Renewal are Not Yet Realized

MEDIA RELEASE: Attention Assignment Editors and Health Reporters

Toronto June 4, 2008 – Despite the nationwide commitment to build real and lasting change and the infusion of billions of dollars brought about by the 2003 Accord on Health Care Renewal, progress falls short of what could, and should, have been achieved by this time, says the Health Council of Canada’s latest report to Canadians, Rekindling Reform: Health Care Renewal in Canada, 2003 to 2008.

by NationTalk on June 5, 20081385 Views

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Native protest could torpedo plans for National Park – Kelowna Capital News

Native protest could torpedo plans for National Park

June 04, 2008

The First Nations National Day of Action was used to address an important issue in Keremeos last Thursday when the Lower Similkameen Indian Band used the occasion to state, unequivocally, their position on the National Park issue in the Okanagan-Similkameen.

http://www.bclocalnews.com/news/Native_protest_could_torpedo_plans_for_National_Park.html

by NationTalk on June 5, 20081268 Views

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First Nations Christianity to be explored at Regina conference – Leader-Post

First Nations Christianity to be explored at Regina conference

Leader-Post
Published: Wednesday, June 04, 2008

REGINA — Regina will be hosting a unique First Nations Christian conference at Western Christian College.

http://www.canada.com/reginaleaderpost/story.html?id=f414d302-6004-4fb9-9fa7-0fd5d3c1afd6

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Regina-based retreat offers traditional teachings – Leader-Post

Regina-based retreat offers traditional teachings

Kerry Benjoe, Leader-Post
Published: Wednesday, June 04, 2008

REGINA — Three months ago, Archie Weenie moved to Regina with a goal of bringing traditional teachings to those who want to learn.

http://www.canada.com/reginaleaderpost/story.html?id=9c9f02af-bbd8-475b-9613-2ab1e6273a94

by NationTalk on June 5, 2008681 Views

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Fort Chip Cree vent oilsands frustrations to Syncrude – edmontonjournal.com

Fort Chip Cree vent oilsands frustrations to Syncrude

Darcy Henton , edmontonjournal.com
Published: Wednesday, June 04, 2008

EDMONTON – Cree residents of Fort Chipewyan have vented their frustration with Syncrude officials over the deaths of 500 ducks in a company tailings pond.

http://www.canada.com/reginaleaderpost/story.html?id=8836a465-22aa-4176-a486-2dff9b266a2b

by NationTalk on June 5, 20081285 Views

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Northern aboriginal leaders tour oilsands to learn about environmental effects – Oilweek

Jun 4, 2008 12:49:00 PM MST

Northern aboriginal leaders tour oilsands to learn about environmental effects (Oilsands-Effects)

FORT MCMURRAY, Alta. _ Aboriginal leaders from the Northwest Territories are touring an area of northern Alberta, concerned about how oilsands development may affect water that flows into their region.

http://www.oilweek.com/news.asp?ID=16483

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Arson suspected after fire levels native chief’s house – Globe and Mail

Arson suspected after fire levels native chief’s house

BILL CURRY
From Wednesday’s Globe and Mail
June 4, 2008 at 4:16 AM EDT

OTTAWA — Quebec police are launching a criminal investigation into a suspected arson on the Barriere Lake reserve after the house of a native chief went up in flames over the weekend.

http://www.theglobeandmail.com/servlet/story/RTGAM.20080604.wbarriere04/BNStory/energy/

by NationTalk on June 5, 2008694 Views

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Report on health-care accord shows glass ‘half-full’ – CTV

Report on health-care accord shows glass ‘half-full’

Updated Wed. Jun. 4 2008 8:12 AM ET
CTV.ca News Staff

Canada’s progress in renewing health-care delivery halfway into the 10-year term of a historic accord is spotty, a new report says.

http://www.ctv.ca/servlet/ArticleNews/story/CTVNews/20080604/Health_Accord_080604/20080604/

by NationTalk on June 5, 20081144 Views

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Nunavut politicians pass new Official Languages Act – CBC

Nunavut politicians pass new Official Languages Act

Last Updated: Wednesday, June 4, 2008 | 5:11 PM CT
CBC News

Nunavut MLAs voted Wednesday to adopt a new Official Languages Act, in a move that the minister responsible says will make the Inuit language more prominent in the territory.

http://www.cbc.ca/canada/north/story/2008/06/04/lang-bill.html

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Yukon government, First Nations take land lease fight to appeals court – CBC

Yukon government, First Nations take land lease fight to appeals court

Last Updated: Wednesday, June 4, 2008 | 3:42 PM CT
CBC News

Lawyers with the Yukon government and the territory’s First Nations appeared before the Yukon Court of Appeal this week, in a controversial government land lease case that has turned into a court fight over how land-claim agreements should be interpreted.

http://www.cbc.ca/canada/north/story/2008/06/04/ykfn-appeal.html

by NationTalk on June 5, 2008707 Views

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Chipewyan Prairie Dene First Nation: First Nation Files Lawsuit Challenging Oilsands Tenure and Regulatory Approval System

EDMONTON, ALBERTA–(June 4, 2008) – Today the Chipewyan Prairie Dene First Nation (“CPDFN”) filed legal action in the Alberta Court of Queen’s Bench against the Alberta Government alleging a breach of Alberta’s constitutional duty to consult with the First Nation on MEG Energy Corp.’s Christina Lake Regional Project, Phase 3. This Project is planned to be located in the heart of CPDFN’s Traditional Territory, between Christina Lake and Winifred Lake, the breadbasket of the First Nation.

by NationTalk on June 5, 20083191 Views

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Yukon Favours Agreement on Internal Trade for Negotiating Trade Issues

FOR RELEASE #08-135
June 4, 2008

WHITEHORSE – The Yukon government will not join the B.C. – Alberta Trade, Investment and Labour Mobility Agreement (TILMA).

“Yukon remains committed to eliminating existing internal trade barriers and will work through the Agreement on Internal Trade (AIT) to address those issues,” Premier Dennis Fentie said. “We will continue to encourage business investment from other jurisdictions and we support Yukon businesses who venture beyond our borders.”

by NationTalk on June 5, 20082784 Views

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Unique Program Connects Aboriginal Communities to A Stronger Technology Future

June 4, 2008

Agreement among provincial government, IBM, First Nations and Métis of Alberta signed one year ago

Edmonton… A commemorative event at Ben Calf Robe School on June 4th celebrated the one-year anniversary of an ongoing partnership offering technology expertise to First Nations and Métis students in Alberta.

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Protecting Our Water – Upper Souris River Watershed

News Release – June 4, 2008

Local people will take the lead in planning and decision-making for the long-term protection of source water in the Upper Souris River Watershed.

The Upper Souris River Watershed is the next region to participate in watershed and aquifer planning, a process facilitated by the Saskatchewan Watershed Authority to help protect source water in the province’s watersheds. Since 2003, residents of six watersheds and one aquifer area in Saskatchewan have participated and developed source water protection plans through this process.

by NationTalk on June 5, 20081086 Views

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Lakes Guillaume, Delisle and Eau-Claire National Park project – PUBLIC HEARINGS IN UMIUJAQ and KUUJJUARAPIK-WHAPMAGOOSTUI

QUÉBEC CITY, June 4 – Minister of Sustainable Development, Environment and Parks Ms. Line Beauchamp reminds interested parties that public hearings will be held on June 16-17, 2008 in Umiujaq and on June 18-19 in Kuujjuarapik-Whapmagoostui concerning the creation of the Parc National des Lacs-Guillaume-Delisle-et-à-l’Eau-Claire in Nunavik.

by NationTalk on June 5, 20081778 Views

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Laurier to Graduate Nearly 2,200 Students at Spring Convocation

University Chancellor John A. Pollock to be installed June 4 at 1 p.m.

Public Affairs
Jun 3/08| For Immediate Release

Contact: Ray Darling, University Registrar
(519) 884-0710 ext. 6092 or rdarling@wlu.ca
or Kevin Crowley, Associate Director, News and Editorial Services
(519) 884-0710 ext. 3070 or kcrowley@wlu.ca

WATERLOO — Nearly 2,200 students will officially graduate from Wilfrid Laurier University during seven convocation ceremonies June 4 to 11, including the university’s first graduates from its Faculty of Education.

by NationTalk on June 5, 20081761 Views

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National Day of Action 2008 Speech from Grand Chief Tim Thompson

Speech from Grand Chief Tim Thompson,
Mohawks of Akwesasne
May 29, 2008,
Ottawa

Sekon, Bon Jour, Greetings from the people of Akwesasne;

To the Elders, National Chief, Brothers and Sisters and Fellow Canadians,

This National Day of Action, brings a second year of attention to the treatment of Native People by Canada and the deplorable conditions that are still allowed to exist within First Nations Communities.

by NationTalk on June 5, 20081678 Views

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Nunavik Government Negotiations

(Also published in the Makivik Annual Report in the Spring of 2008.)

Without a doubt, the big news of the past year was the signing of the Agreement-in-Principle (AIP) for the creation of a Nunavik Government. This document has been in the making for many years, and brings our efforts to enhance Nunavik’s self-government capacity to a new level.

by NationTalk on June 5, 2008850 Views

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2008 Heroes of Our Time Scholarships

Since 1988/1989 the Assembly of First Nations (AFN) has sponsored the Heroes of Our Time scholarships to recognize the hard work, dedication and academic achievements of First Nations post secondary students who demonstrate excellence in a variety of categories. It gives us great satisfaction to know that we are helping the future leaders of our Nations. The scholarships are divided into eight categories that represent eight First Nations heroes and academic disciplines, each with a value of $2,000.

by NationTalk on June 4, 20081364 Views

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First Nation sues Alta. government over oilsands development – Canwest News

First Nation sues Alta. government over oilsands development

Steve Lillebuen , Canwest News Service

EDMONTON – A small First Nation band in northern Alberta has launched legal action against the Alberta government over continuing oilsands development in the region.

http://www.canada.com/topics/news/national/story.html?id=1c40d025-f1de-4dda-ba30-199e166142ab

by NationTalk on June 4, 2008671 Views

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“Lessons Learned on Leadership” at Symposium 2008, “Building Tomorrow’s Public Service…Today”

Mary Simon
President
Inuit Tapiriit Kanatami
Ottawa
June 4th, 2008

It is a great honour for me to be here today. I thank the organizers for having the vision to invite an Inuit leader to share ideas with you on building tomorrow’s public service.

So, I was delighted to accept the invitation to your annual symposium where the focus of some of your discussions is on “current and future challenges associated with good policy development”.

by NationTalk on June 4, 20081833 Views

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All Nations Hope AIDS Network Annual General Meeting “Looking to the Future”

Monday, June 30, 2008
Regina Métis Sports and Culture Inc.
1235 2nd Ave. N
Regina, SK
11:00 am – 1:00 pm

Lunch will be served

Members in good standing will be eligible to vote at the Annual General Meeting.

Members wishing to run for a position on the Board of Directors may contact the office for more information.

If you are unsure if your membership is up to date, please contact Lana at the office at 924-8424.

by NationTalk on June 4, 20082747 Views

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APTN Hosts Aboriginal Day Live Celebration

Wednesday, 04 June 2008

Aboriginal Peoples Television Network (APTN) is pleased to announce its second annual National Aboriginal Day event in celebration of National Aboriginal Solidarity Day. Aboriginal Day Live ‘08 will be broadcast live from Winnipeg, Manitoba and Yellowknife, NWT June 21, 2008.

by NationTalk on June 4, 20082075 Views

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Government of Canada Invests in Sustainable Transportation

No. H 138/08
For release – June 4, 2008

OTTAWA — The Government of Canada will invest in 16 projects across the country that support environmentally friendly transportation, the Honourable Lawrence Cannon, Minister of Transport, Infrastructure and Communities, announced today. The announcement was made on Clean Air Day, which is being celebrated during Environment Week.

by NationTalk on June 4, 20082333 Views

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Culturally sensitive coverup at B.C. legislature (CBC)

Culturally sensitive coverup at B.C. legislature

Last Updated: Wednesday, June 4, 2008 | 1:10 AM ET
CBC News

Controversial murals at the B.C. legislature portraying native life in centuries past are being permanently covered up.

http://www.cbc.ca/canada/british-columbia/story/2008/06/03/bc-legislature-murals-cover-up.html?ref=rss

by NationTalk on June 4, 2008687 Views

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Time to legitimize First Nation tobacco industry: Beaucage – parrysound.com

Time to legitimize First Nation tobacco industry: Beaucage

WASAUKSING – Anishinabek Nation Grand Chief John Beaucage wants to legitimize the unregulated First Nation tobacco industry and follow the standards set by the Smoke Free Ontario Act in First Nation communities.

http://www.parrysound.com/press/1212590863/

by NationTalk on June 4, 2008765 Views

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The Government of Canada Supports Pictou Landing Powwow Committee

PICTOU LANDING, Nova Scotia, June 4, 2008 – Mi’kmaq culture and traditions will be featured at the 17th Pictou Landing Powwow, thanks to an investment by the Government of Canada.

The Honourable Peter MacKay, Minister of National Defence and Minister of the Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency, on behalf of the Honourable Josée Verner, Minister of Canadian Heritage, Status of Women and Official Languages and Minister for La Francophonie, today announced funding for the Pictou Landing Powwow Committee.

by NationTalk on June 4, 2008948 Views

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AbitibiBowater to stop logging in Grassy Narrows First Nation Territory – A Victory for Community and A Step Forward for the Logging Company

TORONTO, June 4 – Greenpeace today welcomed a decision by forest-products giant AbitibiBowater to end its logging operations in the traditional territory of the Grassy Narrows First Nation and support the community in its struggle for rights over its traditional lands.

The move follows a near decade-long campaign by the Grassy Narrows First Nation to suspend industrial logging in the one million hectare Whiskey Jack Forest, near Kenora.

by NationTalk on June 4, 20081060 Views

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